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Chip Vac
Vacuums chips directly into a drum - with no moving parts!
What Is The Chip Vac?

chipvac Chip Vac EXAIR’s Chip Vac is used to clean chips from fixtures, floors & work surfaces of machining centres, lathes, saws, mills & other industrial equipment. The Chip Vac is suitable for either dry or wet chips & delivers them directly to an ordinary 55 gallon open-top (45 imperial gallons/ 205 litres) drum. Chip Vac has a powerful suction which is ideal for fast & efficient cleaning. For small jobs EXAIR has a Mini Chip Vac System that delivers the same cleaning power & comes with a 5 gallon drum.

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Why The Chip Vac

EXAIR’s Chip Vac vacuums metal, wood or plastic chips into a 55 gallon drum by creating a powerful direct flow action. Chip Vac is operated by compressed air & specifically designed for vacuuming chips. A 0.1 micron filter bag traps dusty materials such as absorbents & keep the surrounding air clean.

The Chip Vac ensures long life as it has no moving parts to wear out or break. The sound level is nearly halved & meets the OSHA requirements. The lever lock drum lid of the Chip Vac fits any open top 55 gallon drum. The Chip Vac can be removed & easily placed onto another drum in less than a minute to keep different materials separate for recycling.


Chip Vac Removes Dust from Shop Floor

  • CNC's
  • Lathes
  • Saws
  • Mills
  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Routers
  • Molding machines
  • Absorbent pick-up
Room air remains dust free as the Chip Vac removes dusty absorbent.


Chips are Vacuumed Directly into Steel Drum

  • No moving parts
  • Low cost
  • No motors to clog or wear out
  • No electricity
  • Dust free operation
  • Chips go directly into a drum
  • Powerful cyclonic action
  • Includes accessories
  • 50% quieter than electric vacs

Chips can be vacuumed directly to separate drums for recycling.

How the Chip Vac Works

Chip Vac Diagram

Compressed air, normally 80-100 PSlG (5.5 - 6.9 BAR), flows through the inlet (1) into an annular plenum chamber (2). It is then injected into the throat through directed nozzles (3). These jets of air create a vacuum at the intake (4) which draws material in and accelerates it through the unit (5). An elbow at the exhaust (6) directs the air in a cyclonic motion against the inside wall of the drum. Chips and other particulate drop to the bottom of the drum. The airflow exhausts through the port in the drum lid (7). Airborne particles are trapped by the 0.1 micron filter bag.

The Chip Vac System can be used with an open head steel, fiber or plastic drum that is in good condition (ANSI Standard #MH2-1977). To prevent material contamination, a poly drum liner can be inserted into the drum.

Chip Vac Specifications

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Air consumption has been minimized by using the appropriate amount of air required for vacuuming chips.

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Chip Vac Models

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